Saturday, September 29, 2012

Midnight Madness

Last night Taupo Quiltmakers gathered for Midnight Madness.

Stitching is happening:


Fiona was my stunt sewer, this was the first block made:


Bree has just joined our club, bought a brand spanking new Bernette and this will be her first quilt! Well done Bree!


Dot is very busy with a Batik Jelly roll and Yellow centres. This is going to be a stunner:


Christine decided on a Christmas theme:


Melody has beige/golden centres and zingy colours happening:


Julie is using classic White and Blue. Always so fresh looking. Julie says this is so not her but it’s very me – if she doesn’t like it I’d be happy to give it a home!


We had eight ladies stitching   (sorry I didn’t catch photos of all the blocks) and two angels helping.

Here are the two sample I took along:

Peggy made this one. It’s the one with the corrugated iron stitching – so appropriate for a NZ quilt don’t you think?



Here’s mine. I made this whole quilt from my stash. The solid colours for the stars are fabrics I have had for about 20 years!! Back when I was having my Amish phase.. Some of them are polished cottons and some I think may have a bit of Polyester in them. The strips all came from my strip bin. Hardly made a dent in that!! Looks like I have a few string quilts ahead of me!




Look what’s on the back – remember this opshop treasure?


Last but not least a cushion made out of a sample block:


The pattern is called “Solid Stars and Strings”. I found it on Mary’s website. Thank you Mary we all had a great time stitching your pattern.

Thanks for popping by.


  1. Linda these quilts are lovely! I love how you quilted yours. Very nice! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Wow! They all look wonderful. It's one of the things I like best about quilting - the way we each take a block or pattern and make it our own. Thanks so much for sharing your post with me!

  3. Great job, everyone! It's easy to see that everyone had a good time.

    I have a bin of red/white/blue strings that I've got to get under control. Thanks for reminding me about Mary's site.

  4. I well remember the Amish phase Linda! and just love the cushion - your quilting adds a whole new dimension. Thanks for sharing

  5. Linda, those quilts are gorgeous! I love that block and thank you for giving directions to Mary's patterns.

  6. It looks like you all had a fabulous time with a great outcome!


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